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  • Twin Lakes 4-H Club

    ST. MEINRAD – The Twin Lakes 4-H Club held its second meeting of the year Feb. 3 at the co-op in St. Meinrad.
    The meeting was called to order with pledges being led by President Taylor Elmer and Vice President Amber Lindauer. The minutes were read by the secretary, Matthew Schlachter.
    The treasurer’s report was given by Johnathon Davis and he stated a cash award was received from the 4-H Council for the club winning third place in the window display contest.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has again awarded Lincoln Hills Development Corp. a contract to operate the Individual Development Account Program.  Under this program, income eligible individuals and families can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $1,600 annually.

  • Jonathan Jennings, Daughters of 1812
    CORYDON – The Jon-athan Jennings Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812, held its February meeting in Corydon with Carol Seales, president, presiding, using the national society ritual.

  • The students of Tell City Junior-Senior High School recently held a fundraising contest to raise money for the Zach Taylor Family fund. Through the week of Feb. 4, students raised $1,550 to donate. The grade who raised the most won a chance to put a pie in the face of Principal Brad Ramsey, pictured in the first photo below. In the second photo, Ramsey presents a check for the funds raised to Glenn Goffinet.

  • JASPER – Coleman Pressley, the 24-year-old son of former Jasper Engines NASCAR Cup driver Robert Pressley, will display the company’s logos on the car he is running in the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach race today at Daytona International Speedway.

  • Rikki Lynn Edwards of Lyons, pictured in the center, was named Miss Indiana Teen International Feb. 10 in Columbus.

    Edwards is a senior at Dugger High School in Dugger, where she was also named homecoming queen 2013. She also holds the titles of Coal Festival Queen 2012 and Coal Festival Princess 2011. She will attend Vincennes University in fall to study broadcast communications. Edwards is the daughter of the late Rick Edwards and Lori Ransom Edwards, formerly of Cannelton. She is the granddaughter of Zeke and Toddy Ransom of Cannelton.

  • Frankie Faust, 3, holds a heart-shaped potato she found Tuesday, just in time for Valentine’s Day. She is the granddaughter of Chuck and Janet Faust of Leopold.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – When Lincoln is mentioned in Hollywood circles, it’s all about the film’s 12 Oscar nominations. At the Indiana State Museum, however, the Lincoln buzz is all about its newest exhibition: The Lincolns: Five Generations of an American Family, which premiered Feb. 9. The Indiana State Museum is the only venue for this exhibition, which will run through Aug. 4.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The American Cancer Society urges local businesses to help support the fight against cancer in their communities by becoming sponsors of Relay For Life. Cancer touches everyone, and in-volvement in Relay For Life is a great way for companies to demonstrate their commitment to help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, organizers said.

  • LEOPOLD – Brooke Lasher, a student at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School, was chosen as the seventh-grade winner in the annual River Sweep Poster Contest.

    Her poster was chosen from more than 2,000 entries from a six-state area. Lasher’s poster promotes participation in the annual Ohio River Sweep clean-up event, which is scheduled for June 15.
    Lasher will receive a $50 check and her poster will be posted on the event’s official Web site.
    She is the daughter of Wayne and Kara Lasher of St. Croix.

  • Mackenzie Hayes and Seth Gehlhausen were crowned Tell City High School’s homecoming queen and king during ceremonies held Saturday.

  • TELL CITY – Camping is no longer allowed at the trailhead and parking area at Hemlock Cliffs. It has long been a popular camping area but this has been the only trailhead on the Hoosier National Forest that allowed camping.  “Unfortunately, due to vandalism we have to prohibit camping in this parking area,” said Nancy Myers, recreation planner for the Tell City District.

  • Leopold Gang 4-H club

    LEOPOLD – The Leopold Gang 4-H club had its first official meeting of the year Jan. 29 at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School.

  • Twin Lakes 4-H Club
    ST. MEINRAD – The Twin Lakes 4-H Club held its first meeting of the year Jan. 6, at the co-op in St. Meinrad.
    The meeting was called to order at 2 p.m. and pledges were recited.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Billed as “an evening of fun for a serious cause,” the Abbey Press and Saint Meinrad Archabbey Relay for Life team will once again hold the annual trivia night fundraiser March 2.

  • SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to review a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,100 seasonal positions in the coming months.
    “We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who enjoy working with people,” said Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We need ride operators, lifeguards and sweepers, plus staff for admissions, shops, games and foods. We’re like a small city – we have quite a variety of jobs available.”

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Student Council will host the 2013 homecoming ceremony Saturday between the junior varsity and varsity basketball games against Gibson Southern.  The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Several different generations of Thelma Wagner’s family celebrated at Christmas and gathered for generation pictures.

  • Alex Newton and Taylor Elmer were crowned king and queen at homecoming ceremonies held at Perry Central Saturday.

  • JASPER – Blue Heron Winery of Cannelton will be the featured winery in the Krempp Gallery’s First Thursday Reception-Gallery Talk from 5 to 8 p.m. EST Feb. 7 at the Jasper Arts Center.
    Graphite artist Jessica Burke will be the featured artist with her work on display. Her drawings are a part of a new series that functions as a meditation on identity and gender politics as seen through the influence of iconic figures of popular culture.